I'm brewing a sweet stout this weekend in memory of a friend who passed away on Monday.
My condolences. The brewing process is very reflective, and is an ancient form of creation -- a great way to remember someone.
We had a lot of holiday stuff this weekend -- family visits, an open house, and lots of baking and cleaning. Plus our old tabby cat had been in rapid decline for several weeks. Today she went on to the great cat pillow in the sky. I am very fortunate in having a holiday break (12/24 - 1/3) and am going to brew something in her honor.